Bulletin Board Questions and Answers (Back to the Beginning)

Here are the questions and answers we used on the bulletin boards. (The answers were on the page underneath, where they were revealed if the question page was lifted up.)

Q: How could dinosaurs fit on the ark?
A: First, the ark was very large. Second, dinosaurs, like crocodiles, grew their whole lives. When they were young, they were not so big.
Q: Are dinosaurs alive today?
A: No animals that we call dinosaurs today have been seen alive for a long time. But, many other animals like crocodiles and snakes are just like dinosaurs except they are not extinct.
Q: Can I ever be so bad that I can't go to heaven?
A: Nobody can be good enough to go to heaven. Anyone who wants to go to heaven has to let Jesus pay their way in. No sin is ever too great or too small that Jesus won't pay for it.
Q: Why do we have 7 days in a week?
A: God made the world in 6 days and rested on the 7th.
Q: Did Abraham get his promise?
A: Yes. There are many Jewish people alive today. They are all part of God's promise to Abraham. God's kingdom in the ends times will also be part of God's promise to Abraham. That's still going to happen in the future.
Q: When was the Galion Grace Brethren Church started?
A: Our church started as a Bible Study in 1958, called its first pastor around 1959, and bought land and started the building around 1960. [Obviously, you would adjust this one for your local church.]
Q: How could the death of Jesus, one man, pay for the sins of everyone?
A: Jesus is God, but he also became a human when he was born at Christmas. Since he is both God and man, he can pay for our sins forever by his death on the cross. The Bible says that since one man (Adam) brought us sin and death, one man (Jesus) can bring us righteousness and life.

Q: Where did Cain get his wife?
A: Adam and Eve had daughters as well as sons. Cain married one of his sisters. (We don't marry close relatives today because of inbreeding, but since Adam and Eve had the genes for the whole human race, that wasn't a problem until many generations later.)
Q: Why weren't Adam and Eve supposed to eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge?
A: God gave Adam and Eve a rule that they could break or not break. He wanted them to have the choice to obey or not to obey.
Q: When did it rain for the first time?
A: God told Noah to build the ark. It had never rained. When Noah finished the ark and all the animals and his family were on board, it rained for the first time ever.
Q: Did all the dinosaurs die before there were people?
A: No, Adam named the dinosaurs in the garden of Eden. We just don't know what he called them. Job called one Behemoth and another Laviathan. In the middle ages, they were called dragons, but as more and more years passed since they had become extinct, the stories of dragons became more and more exaggerated and fanciful. Later, when archaeologists started digging up old bones and putting them together, the word dinosaur was invented to describe this kind of animal.

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